Your Fulton & Baldwinsville, NY Medical Weight Loss Experts
At Northway Medical Associates, we strive to empower our patients to achieve optimal health through medical weight loss treatments and comprehensive primary care. Our doctors are experts in their field, and we pride ourselves on maintaining a gold standard of personalized, individual care. We believe patient education is vital to successful treatment, so we've composed a page of some of the most frequent questions we get about medical weight loss along with their answers.
What is Obesity?
Obesity is a condition that occurs when excess body weight puts a patient's health at risk. While there are a variety of ways of diagnosing obesity, the most common measure is the Body Mass Index (BMI).
A physician can easily determine BMI by comparing height and weight. BMI can also determine your own personal healthy body weight.
While every person is different, BMI ranges are generally defined as:
- Underweight: less than 18.5%
- Normal Weight: 18.5% - 24.9%
- Overweight: 25% - 29.9%
- Obesity: 30% or more
What Are The Health Risks of Obesity?
Obese and overweight people are at an increased risk for a variety of health problems, including:
- Skin infections
- Joint pain & arthritis
- Sleep apnea
- Heart disease
- High blood pressure (also called hypertension)
- Type 2 Diabetes
- Reproductive issues
In addition to physical health risks, obesity has been linked to increased incidence of depression, anxiety, and a variety of other social and emotional problems as well.
How Can Medical Weight Loss Help?
Achieving and maintaining a healthy weight not only guards against the conditions listed above, but can also provide a huge increase in overall quality of life.
Dr. Rajeev Saini, our medical weight loss expert, has years of experience in bariatric medicine and is a Diplomat of the American Board of Obesity Medicine. Dr. Saini has successfully treated hundreds of patients, so you can rest assured knowing your care is in capable hands.
Safe, effective weight reduction is more than just a medical treatment - it's a commitment to a change in lifestyle. After you physical and medical evaluation, we'll work with you to implement a detailed, effective weight loss plan, providing the care and support to help you achieve your goals and maintain a stable, healthy weight.
Contact Your Fulton & Baldwinsville, NY Internist
Have more questions about medical weight loss or want to start your journey to a healthy weight? We're here to help. Whether you’re interested in nutrition counseling or a Baldwinsville, NY family doctor, free to reach out to us at our contact page or use our easy online form to schedule an appointment at our Baldwinsville or Fulton, NY office. We can't wait to hear from you, and we look forward to helping you achieve a healthier, happier life.